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blogs.technet.com/b/ne... would love this as a coffee table

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Lol I don't get that?

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I was thinking that too Takki. Either it's actually meant to be stupid or I don't get it.

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Yeah, that's what I was trying to work out lol

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Research pair offer a way to put a living organism into superposition state

A pair of physicists, one with Tsinghua University in China, the other with Perdue University in the U.S. has come up with what they believe is a viable way to cause a living organism to be in two places at the same time. In the paper they have posted to the arXiv server, Zhang-Qi Yin and Tongcang Li suggest that an experiment conducted at the University of Colorado recently, could be modified by placing a living organism into a superposition state, rather than using just a piece of metal.

The research pair liken their experimental idea to bringing to life to the famous Schrödinger thought experiment that involved a cat and other items placed in a closed box—or perhaps more poetically, comparing it to fairy tales where a fairy can exist in more than one place at the same time. Superposition, is of course, a principle of quantum theory that describes a concept where two objects can exist in more than one physical location at the same exact moment.

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New species of highly venomous snake discovered in Australia
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WATCH: Uranium emits radiation inside a cloud chamber

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Exclusive Video: First "Glowing" Sea Turtle Found

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Plasmodial Slime Mold ftw broadly.vice.com/en_us...

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the Large Magellanic Cloud

"The orange hues at the top of the image are from the Chameleon, a star-forming complex only 300 light years away from Earth. A dusty filament stretches out from this complex towards the bottom of the picture, aligned with the galaxy’s magnetic field, which is represented by the image’s texture."

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Aussies! www.engineering.unsw.e...

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This Fungus Can Instantly Induce An Earth-Shattering Orgasm

"The results recorded in the Journal show a significant increase in arousal, with nearly half of the women experiencing spontaneous orgasms. All of the men, on the other hand, claimed it smelled absolutely disgusting."

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Quantum leap hi motherboard.vice.com/r...

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This sounds pretty amazing...

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Detection of mini black holes at the LHC could indicate parallel universes in extra dimensions

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To infinity and beyond: Light goes infinitely fast with new on-chip material

Although this infinitely high velocity sounds like it breaks the rule of relativity, it doesn't. Nothing in the universe travels faster than light carrying information—Einstein is still right about that. But light has another speed, measured by how fast the crests of a wavelength move, known as phase velocity. This speed of light increases or decreases depending on the material it's moving through.

When the refraction index is reduced to zero, really weird and interesting things start to happen.

In a zero-index material, there is no phase advance, meaning light no longer behaves as a moving wave, traveling through space in a series of crests and troughs. Instead, the zero-index material creates a constant phase—all crests or all troughs—stretching out in infinitely long wavelengths. The crests and troughs oscillate only as a variable of time, not space.

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Takki, they didn't find mini blackholes. I hate science websites some times.

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Yeah, not yet. That's why it says 'could find'.

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Physicists experimentally realize a quantum Hilbert hotel

"In 1924, the mathematician David Hilbert described a hotel with an infinite number of rooms that are all occupied. Demonstrating the counterintuitive nature of infinity, he showed that the hotel could still accommodate additional guests. Although clearly no such brick-and-mortar hotel exists, in a new paper published in Physical Review Letters, physicists Václav Potoček, et al., have physically realized a quantum Hilbert hotel by using a beam of light."

Read more at: ys.org/news/2015-10-ph...

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communicating bacteria

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Tooth magnified to the atomic level
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Size of this machine... m.facebook.com/story.p...

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Twisted logic

In a gleaming research lab in Germany's northeastern corner, researchers are preparing to switch on a fusion device called a stellarator, the largest ever built. The €1 billion machine, known as Wendelstein 7-X looks a bit like Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, towed in for repairs after a run-in with the Imperial fleet.

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The XKCD Guide to the Universe’s Most Bizarre Physics

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WAT?

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Project Loon wants to encircle the globe in 2016

Google's Project Loon has big plans for 2016, including its first round-the-world coverage. Its vice president, Mike Cassidy, told the BBC that the team is hoping to launch 300-plus balloons next year to "make a continuous string around the world." The idea is to make sure that there's always at least one balloon covering a particular area -- when one drifts away, another immediately takes its place. If the team successfully deploys its first continuous string, which will cover the Southern Hemisphere, it plans to start taking its first beta commercial customers. While this particular goal depends on whether things go well for the team in the near future, Project Loon's partnership with Indonesian providers is already a done deal.

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China To Build World's Most Powerful Super-Collider In 2020

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I don't trust the chinese.. they're up to something

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germany waiting to activate a trial stellarator fusion reactor at the end of this month

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Saying we're being picky about reposts... an article was posted a week ago about that, Pav ;)

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You confusion me with shat... I don't mind about reposts... as long as they are in the appropriately titled thread.

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It'll be interesting to see how this new design goes when they first switch it on. Seems like it should be a huge step towards real world, commercial fusion energy, if they actually get it to run properly that is. From what I've read, it seems the design makes it super tricky to get running right, though.

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y'all are forgetting about this little company.. www.lockheedmartin.co....

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Probably nearer 2020 before there's any news on there's I reckon RJ.

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They have to make a secret death lazer for the american government to zap russia before its gets commercialised.

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i was actually thinking of that when i read the other article... would love a proper progress update on that soon

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the thing is Lockheed ain't no start-up or unheard off company feverishly working away in some lab somewhere.. they are serious big boys and to come off with that shit and then go dark must mean they are definitely onto something huge

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or scunderment

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i.imgur.com/bcbr6rT.jpg

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gotta love those lets make up a quote and stick in on a picture of someone.. the amount of shite i see on my fakebake page with this sorta crap and people just blindly eating it up is unreal..

There are more fucking atoms in a single human body than there are stars in our galaxy and the next one and next one and so on ffs

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This is my favourite i.imgur.com/qffCRRA.jpg

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Why is there something rather than nothing?
Is our universe real?
Do we have free will?
Does God exist?
Is there life after death?
Can you really experience anything objectively?
What is the best moral system?
What are numbers?

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll [probably] Never Solve - io9.com/5945801/8-phil...

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My take on all that philosophical bollocks..

Why is there something rather than nothing? Oh fuck off
Is our universe real? Fucksakes please
Do we have free will? Only if you live outside North Korea
Does God exist? Only in the minds of the stupid and needy
Is there life after death? Nope
Can you really experience anything objectively? Only if you’re a T800
What is the best moral system? Well it ain’t the fucking Koran
What are numbers? Things we see on a paycheck that should be higher

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Well, you're looking at failing the course.

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i cant even spell philosophical without the help of a spell checker so yeah.. id agree

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For the First Time, Physicists Have Measured the "Strong Force" of Antimatter

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